Ardent Invest, a family-owned company rooted in a strong international group

Ardent Invest has set out to accompany ambitious businesses on the path to success by combining their talents with its entrepreneurial experience. This experience is owed to its partners, the Leonard and Mewissen families, who were instrumental in the creation of Ardent Group in 1992.

Today, Ardent Group oversees two distinct activities:

  • Gaming1 (in partnership with the Boniver family and private equity firm CVC): a leader in the entertainment market (casinos, sports betting, and poker), notably through its flagship brand Circus. It has successfully diversified its offering from land-based establishments to digital platforms nearly 10 years ago.
  • Ardent Invest: an investment tool in SMEs, founded on equal footing by the Mewissen and Leonard families.

Gaming1 and Ardent Invest are undoubtedly closely affiliated groups, yet they remain independent from each other operationally and in terms of ownership.

A strong group centered around innovation

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Ardent Group

A Liège group driven by our passion for coming up with and developing innovative concepts and projects which pique your curiosity, provide extraordinary experiences and make everyday life that bit brighter for everyone.

  • 30+ years of experience
  • 1,600+ employees
  • 10+ countries
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Ardent Invest

The family office offers tailored solutions to accompany innovative companies in all their challenges and stimulate their growth, all within various sectors.

  • 3 main investment areas
  • €85m under management
  • 14 experienced collaborators
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Complete, top-end casino game and sports betting solutions: a scalable technological platform, exclusive games and a casino operator for a unique omnichannel approach.

  • 40+ casinos and gaming halls
  • 19 international websites
  • 9 countries

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